The Battle of Kef was fought in 1694, between the Deylik of Algiers, and Muradid Tunis, during the Tunisian-Algerian War of 1694.

Battle Of El Kef
DateJune 24 1694
El Kef, Tunisia
Result Algerian victory
Regency of Algiers Beylik of Tunis
Commanders and leaders
Hadj Chabane Mohamed Bey El Mouradi
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

Battle edit

On June 24, the same day that the Tunisian-Algerian war started, the Algerians arrived under Kef. Mohamed Bey attempting to save himself allied with the Moroccans, albeit as they had no common borders, the Moroccans could do nothing other than send him weaponry. Knowing that his weak army couldn't defeat the Algerians, he decided to offer a tribute. Hadj Chabane refused this, and attacked the Tunisians after two unsuccessful attacks carried about by Mohamed Bey. The battle ended in a catastrophic defeat for the Tunisians, who fled from the invading forces.

Aftermath edit

Mohamed bey retreated into Tunis and planned on fortifying the town, and holding back the Algerian forces.[1][2]

References edit

  1. ^ Grammont, H.-D. de Auteur du texte (1887). Histoire d'Alger sous la domination turque (1515-1830), par H.-D. de Grammont. (5 juin 1886.).
  2. ^ "Les Deys 2". Retrieved 2021-03-25.